Building a Backup Cluster

Link multiple backup servers to run from one control plane enabling better backup performance and data isolation.
You build a backup cluster in configurations where your backup server and the ZMC control plane are on different Linux machines, or you want to control multiple backup servers from one ZMC control plane.
Sample backup cluster, with backup servers installed in different geographies.
To create a cluster:
  1. 1.
    Log into the ZMC control plane, select the Settings drop-down from the side navigation bar, and then select Clusters.
  2. 2.
    To link a backup server to this ZMC control plane, click on the ADD SERVER button on the top right corner of the screen and enter the IP address of the machine running the backup server. Please ensure that the backup server and ZMC control plane are discoverable on the same network. For the port number, it's safe to enter 8002 as the backup server always runs on the 8002 port number unless manually specified to run on a different port.
  3. 3.
    And once you click on save, the control plane runs a traceroute to the backup server. If the connection is healthy, ZMC will notify you that the backup server is now successfully linked to the ZMC control plane.
This screen is presented to the user while adding a ZMC cluster.